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January 4, 2013

DIY: Chalkboard stemware

Hi All MBG Readers, Jana here to share a chic & super simple solution for entertaining: stemware with writable chalkboard bases.  A sophisticated way to distinguish ones champagne cocktail when the event is too engaging to keep track.


Materials:

Stemware
Paint Brush
Chalk


 
Paint the base. I recommend using short brushstrokes. This layer will be thin as you want just enough coverage to create texture for the second layer. This layer will not look attractive but do not worry, it will turn out!


Let dry overnight. Then paint on a second layer of paint. It will look goopy, but again, do not worry, as it dries the paint settles into the shape of the base.



 Let the second coat dry overnight. Now entertain away!




Something to note - do not get the bases wet as the paint will chip. To preserve, wash only the bowl of the stemware. An upside to the somewhat delicate nature is that you can easily wash all the paint off if you want your stemware only transitioned temporarily. 



-post by Jana Bek
-images by Erik Melvin

27 comments:

Chloe Moon said...

I'm definitely doing this for my best friend's bridal shower! It is such a cute idea and Ikea has cheap stemware that this would work perfect on!! =) Thanks for the inspiration!!

Ergo - Blog

alongobucco said...

This is such a genius idea–I love it for a hostess gift, too!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Hannah said...

Love this!

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Sing of Sing'ature Style said...

Such a great idea.

Maria said...

Oh my goodness, I love this idea. Although I don't do much entertaining, I know a few people who do and they would love this.
xo, Maria

Amanda said...

What a fun and genius idea! Perfect for a hostess gift!

Louisa said...

This is so clever! I love it!


Louisa
www.circasundayafternoon.com

Natalia SkaƂecka said...

The best idea!

Sarah said...

Cute idea, but I think it might be easier to tape off the stem with some painters tape and then use a couple coats of chalkboard spray paint. I think it would leave a more even finish on base...

♥ Nadine said...

Now that's a neat idea! Totally gonna try it for the next party... :) Thanks for sharing!

Donna Khoo said...

Fab Idea - I love it!!

ACT said...

I absolutely love this! Bookmarking!!

xo Ashley
http://www.ashnfashn.com

Yels said...

Cute idea! Love it. Yels x
http://www.fourunderoneroof.blogspot.com

Lexi said...

Love this DIY! Such a clever party favor too!
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

Brittney said...

Pebeo Porcelaine paints sell a chalkboard paint that is permanent once dried overnight then placed in a cold oven, baked for 30 minutes at 350 then turned off and allowed to cool inside gradually. There are lots of Pinterest claims that baking regular acrylic paint or Sharpie makes it permanent but that is NOT true. Oil based Sharpie fares slightly well but nothing like enamel paint or Martha Stewart craft paint.

Bear said...
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Bear said...

What a great idea! Perfect for times where you don't know people really well perhaps, like a shower.

Deb Moore said...

This is such a cool idea. I LOVE it!! Thanks a million!

Deb Moore said...

This is such a cool idea, Jana! Thanks a million.

Natasha Hoover said...

Fantastic idea! Way cooler than wine charms.

Patti Borrelli @BeSoStyle said...

Love this. Smart + savvy.

cleartheway said...

I love this idea! So classy, and it doesn't look crafty.

Kate from Clear the Way

lushnluxe said...

Lovely setting.

olga said...

Love this idea! GENIUS!
www.impromp-two.blogspot.com

L.A. in the bay said...

this is genius!

Kirby said...

What a cute idea!!

Brittany Lauren said...

I'm obsessed with chalkboard paint! I love the wine glass idea. I also made one out of a frame and turned into a dinner menu for the table for a date night :)

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